If you're a fan of cheesecake but want a lighter, airier option, this Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse is about to become your new favorite dessert. Bursting with the fresh, tangy flavor of raspberries and the creamy richness of Neufchâtel cheese, this guilt-free treat is perfect for special occasions or anytime you want to indulge your taste buds.
This is a healthier version of this delicious no bake dessert, as we are adding protein powder and no added sugars. It's the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or to make any day special with a delicious guilt-free dessert. The fresh berries give this fruity dessert a ton of flavor in each little dessert cup!
For best results, all ingredients should be at room temperature. This ensures the end result will be smooth and creamy.
Neufchâtel Cheese - Neufchâtel cheese is a slightly lighter version of cream cheese with a delicate, tangy flavor. It provides the creamy base for our mousse, ensuring a silky texture for this creamy dessert.
Fat-Free Greek Yogurt - Greek yogurt adds a creamy richness and a boost of protein. Its tartness complements the sweetness of the raspberries and balances out the richness of the Neufchâtel cheese.
Vanilla Whey Protein Powder - A touch of vanilla whey protein not only enhances the flavor but also gives this dessert an extra protein punch. It helps create a silky smooth texture while providing a hint of vanilla goodness.
Fresh Raspberries - Fresh raspberries are the star of the show, offering a burst of vibrant color and flavor. They bring a natural sweetness and a delightful tartness that perfectly complements the creamy cheesecake mixture.
Stevia Powder - Stevia powder provides a natural, calorie-free sweetness to the mousse. Adjust to your preference for the perfect level of sweetness.
- Kitchen scale
- Medium bowl
- Hand Mixer
- Piping Bag with Large Round Tip (optional)
- Dessert cups (aka shot glasses!)
- Mix Neufchâtel Cheese and Greek Yogurt: In a medium bowl, blend the Neufchâtel cheese and Greek yogurt until smooth.
- Add Whey Protein: Incorporate the vanilla whey protein into the mixture, ensuring it's well combined.
- Fold in Raspberries and Stevia: Gently fold in the mashed raspberries and sprinkle in stevia to taste. This will infuse the mousse with that fresh raspberry flavor.
- Pipe Cream into Dessert Cups: Transfer the creamy mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe the mousse into individual dessert cups for an elegant presentation. (Or just spoon the cheesecake mousse into the dessert cups.)
- Optional Toppings: Before serving, you can add optional toppings like fresh raspberries, shaved chocolate, or a drizzle of melted white chocolate for an extra touch of decadence.
Cream Cheese Mixture: If Neufchâtel cheese is unavailable, regular cream cheese can be used as a substitute.
Stevia Powder: If you prefer, granulated sugar or your preferred sweetener can be used instead of stevia.
Protein Powder: Any other whey protein flavor or whey/casein blend can be used in place of vanilla whey protein. I do not recomment plant-based protein powders in this recipe.
Strawberry flavor: Swap out the red raspberries for fresh strawberries for a delightful twist on this recipe.
Blueberry cheesecake mousse: Using fresh blueberries instead of raspberries would also be delicious!
Graham cracker crumbs: Crush graham crackers to create a crumb layer at the bottom of each serving dish as a crust layer.
Store any leftover Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days. Be sure to keep it covered to preserve its silky mousse texture!
I don't recommend using frozen raspberries, as the extra moisture may cause the mousse to separate.
Absolutely! Softened cream cheese will work just as well.
Yes, you can omit the whey protein, but it helps create a smoother texture and adds a hint of vanilla flavor.
You can simply spoon the mixture into the dessert cups.
Yes, this dessert is relatively low in carbs, making it a great option for those following a low-carb diet.
Yes, you can prepare the mousse a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator.
Absolutely! Experiment with your favorite fresh fruit for a unique twist on this recipe.
Neufchâtel is slightly lower in fat and calories, but they can be used interchangeably in most recipes.
Enjoy this Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse as a delightful treat for yourself or impress your guests at special occasions. Its silky texture and fresh berry flavor are sure to make it a new favorite in your dessert repertoire.
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- In a medium bowl, blend the Neufchâtel cheese and Greek yogurt until smooth.
- Add whey protein and stevia, and mix well.
- Gently fold in mashed raspberries.
- Transfer the creamy mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe the mousse into individual dessert cups for an elegant presentation. (Or just spoon the cheesecake mousse into the dessert cups.)
- Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator.